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Virus pauses California LGBT nightlife

Virus pauses California LGBT nightlife

  • by John Ferrannini
  • Mar 18, 2020

Almost all LGBT nightlife spaces in California are shuttered after Governor Gavin Newsom's Sunday directive that bars, nightclubs, wineries, and breweries should close in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Homing's in -  Entertainment alternatives for the duration

Homing's in - Entertainment alternatives for the duration

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 18, 2020

With every bar, nightclub, museum and theater closed for weeks, if not longer, you're probably looking for alternative activities to fill your possibly-homebound days and nights. We have some fun suggestions.

Queer music at Bottom of the Hill

Queer music at Bottom of the Hill

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 10, 2020

On March 14 three very queer bands will join forces for a night of queer rockin' and rollin' at Bottom of the Hill on 17th Street. GayC/DC, Middle Aged Queers and The Homobiles will rock out in a totally out way.

Leather: Contests -and kink- in context

Leather: Contests -and kink- in context

  • by Race Bannon
  • Mar 10, 2020

while there are intersections between contests and other elements of kink, the contest world can effectually be a unique kink unto itself. Is it a fetish? I'm not sure, but it's been suggested it is or can be. What can we do to improve them?

Nightlife Events March 12-19, 2020

Nightlife Events March 12-19, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 10, 2020

Whether DJed or drummed live, live-sung or lip-synched, your nightlife options bear fruit, and bears, and fruity bears! Due to public health concerns, some events may be cancelled or postponed. Contact the venue in advance.

Stephan Jenkins - Third Eye Blind frontman on his queer influences

Stephan Jenkins - Third Eye Blind frontman on his queer influences

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Mar 4, 2020

It's been 27 years since Stephan Jenkins put together the first lineup of Third Eye Blind here in San Francisco. Before the band plays Oakland's Fox Theater next Friday, March 13, he shared several LGBT influences in his music.

Nightlife Events  March 5-12, 2020

Nightlife Events March 5-12, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Mar 4, 2020

Big shows, rock concerts, hot dance floors, fun trivia and games mid-week; here's your nightlifery, in abundance.

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

Leather: Embracing change and honoring history - Team Friendly's re-brand, 15 Association's 40th

  • by Race Bannon
  • Feb 26, 2020

The national outreach program makes an update, and the venerable 15 Association celebrates four decades.

Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

  • by Gooch
  • Feb 26, 2020

In addition to Imperial Council events around the Bay Area through the weekend, Coronation 55, titled 'Disco in the Jungle,' held Feb. 22 at the Park Central Hotel, concluded with the crowning of new Empress Mimi Osa and Emperor William Bulkley.

Nightlife Events  Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

Nightlife Events Feb. 27-March 5, 2020

  • by Events Editor
  • Feb 26, 2020

Leap into a new month's worth of nightlife fun. Then vote for your favorites places, people, businesses and nightlife stuff in our annual Besties Readers Survey!

Shining Stars: Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

Shining Stars: Coronation 55 @ Park Central Hotel

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Feb 26, 2020

Coronation 55, titled 'Disco in the Jungle,' held Saturday February 22 at the Park Central Hotel, brought out a festive array of fabulous Royal queens in gowns, daring drag, and some amusing jungle-themed couture.

Giving Back at Pride - Celebrating 17 years, and getting ready for 2020

Giving Back at Pride - Celebrating 17 years, and getting ready for 2020

  • by Juanita MORE!
  • Feb 24, 2020

"I remember the first time I marched with a contingent. It was pure magic, stepping off the curb and planting my foot onto Market Street." Philanthropist and event creator Juanita MORE! shares her history of popular Pride party-fundraisers.

Bar Crawl @ SoMa bars

Bar Crawl @ SoMa bars

  • by Steven Underhill
  • Feb 19, 2020

Members of the Leather and LGBTQ Cultural District and bar patrons enjoyed a South of Market bar crawl on February 6. The entourage visited the Powerhouse, the Hole in the Wall Saloon, the Stud, and the SF Eagle.

Jenn Colella - From Broadway to stand-up & cabaret

Jenn Colella - From Broadway to stand-up & cabaret

  • by Jim Gladstone
  • Feb 19, 2020

Jenn Colella is best known for her portrayal of Beverley Bass, the first female captain at American Airlines, in the Tony-winning musical Come From Away, about travelers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland in the wake of 9/11.